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sharonlobrien March 04, 2016
I just love old finds, there is always a story to be told in the picture that we will never know. Love it !
 
Nayeefa July 26, 2016
This is the most stunning image I have come across today! Congrats!!!
 
brookgoldsbro April 16, 2018
Stunning Shot!
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tongant April 18, 2018
Love this photo, it works so well in black and white!
 
shaunmillar June 17, 2018
Good lighting, well positioned. Deserves a top award
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TomasTar June 20, 2018
Awesome

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There a lot of abandoned boats that are just falling apart. I love them not only for the image potential but also because they are a part of history. This has a...
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There a lot of abandoned boats that are just falling apart. I love them not only for the image potential but also because they are a part of history. This has a one cylinder engine from the 50s.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured in Stø, Vesterålen, Northern Norway. This is were I live now. Having been born in Cornwall but moving to the biggest industrial area in Europe. The Ruhr Gebiet Germany when I was 17. I had enough of that after 22 years of living there and decided to move back to nature. I have now been living here since the last 9 years.
Time
30/05/15 1928hrs That does not count here in the Arctic as the light conditions here are so varied and constantly changing. At this time of year we have 24 hrs of daylight but the midnight sun has not yet started. The normal conventions of shooting during the blue hour or sunset/sunrise just do not work. Everyday and every "night" is different. You can just shoot all day.
Lighting
I shot this as a HDR color image but converted it to a black and white after wards just to give it that extra kick I think it deserved. It is the result of 4 bracketed images.
Equipment
I used a 24-70 F2.8 tripod of course and my trusty Nikon D810. Self timer shutter delay of 3 seconds to make sure it did not move between shots.
Inspiration
I had been here before and taken the same scene but was not entirely satisfied about the results. This time I was determined to get it right so worked hard to do just that.
Editing
The usual contrast tweaks aside the HDR treatment got all the highlights and the dark rusty motor to stand out well.
In my camera bag
My bag is rather over loaded. I have such a varied environment that presents so many opportunity's here in the Arctic. I have a Nikon d810 which was an upgrade from my D300. Lenses sigma 20mm f1.4 and 14 samyang f2.8 for aurora borialis work. Nikon 70-200 f2.8 for landscapes and wild life sigma 120-300 f2.8 for wild life. nikon 105 f2.8 macro. 50 f1.8, tokina 24-70, f2.8 nikon 16-35 f4 to fit my Lee filter kit too. Various bits and pieces like remote releases etc. During the winter months there is not a lot of light here so the f2.8 aperture is a must. There is gennrally more light than most people expect though. During the "dark time" when the sun does not rise (middle of Nov to middle of Jan) people think it is 24 hours of darkness but that is exactly the opposite. We have 5-7 hrs of the most beautiful light. You need to go right up to Spitsbergen for 24 hrs of darkness. We are just 250 kms inside the Arctic circle
Feedback
In the courses I run I teach a photo process. That involves looking at the possible image in front of you. Analyzing it before you even grab your camera. Look for the image, the lead in lines the foreground interest, Once you have done that it is time to think about the mechanics of taking the shot. The shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, if you need technical help such as tripod and filters. Once you have done all that it is time to put it all together and create the shot. I think that is the difference between a picture you would hang on your wall or a snap shot that just fills up a hard drive somewhere. I think I am trying to say slow down and think about every shot.

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